Launch of 13 Years: A Naxalite’s Prison Diary—25 May 2018

From 1970 to 1983, Ramchandra Singh, an avowed Naxalite, did time in five prisons across Uttar PradeshFrom inside the behemoth that is the Indian prison system, emerged pages filled with his experience in captivity. Navayana proudly presents the first English edition of this memoir, 13 Years: A Naxalite’s Prison Diary.
 
We invite you to the launch of this book; in discussion will be Kavita Krishnan, Aman Sethi, Anand Swaroop Verma, and its translator, Madhu Singh
 
on Friday, 25 May 2018, 7 pm
at May Day Bookstore and Cafe, New Delhi
 
In his death, we commemorate the life of a forgotten prisoner, of a revolutionary of love.

‘A coming-of-age story of a revolutionary driven to move his world towards justice and equality’—Angela Davis, in her Foreword

‘This smuggled-out account exposes the bosom of the Gulag that India has become’—Anand Teltumbde

‘This diary holds a mirror to our collective shame’—Teesta Setalvad

‘Singh’s honest account of fetters, love and revolution sparkles with life’—Arun Ferreira

‘A memoir about revolution, life and love told from the heart’—K.R. Meera

‘Ramchandra Singh raises our spirits with the earthy fragrance of his ‘criminal’ life. His memoir, in fact, bears the fragrance of fire’—Varavara Rao